The best places to find Santa Claus this holiday season

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 1:00 PM by Calista Klein

Everyone’s favorite head elf is making the rounds in Pierce County this season - consider this your guide on where to find Santa Claus. This is a running list, so check back regularly for updates! Visit our online events calendar and 31 Days of Holiday Magic for more seasonal ideas and festivities.
 

Recurring events

The Polar Express Train Ride
Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum, Elbe, WA
 
North Pole at the Fair
Puyallup Fairgrounds
 
Santa at the Tacoma Mall
Tacoma Mall
 

December 2nd

A Victorian Country Christmas
Puyallup Fairgrounds
 
Festival of Trees 2016
Greater Tacoma Convention Center
 
Lakewood’s 20th Tree Lighting Ceremony
Lakewood City Hall
 
Santa Visits Watson’s
Watson’s Greenhouse, Puyallup
 

December 3rd

A 19th Century Christmas
Fort Nisqually, Tacoma
 
A Victorian Country Christmas
Puyallup Fairgrounds
 
Breakfast with Santa
Gig Harbor Boys and Girls Club
 
Breakfast with Santa
Fife Community Center
 
Breakfast with Santa
The Home Course, DuPont
 
Christmas in Eatonville
Eatonville Visitors Center
 
City of DuPont Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Ross Plaza, DuPont
 
Festival of Trees 2016
Greater Tacoma Convention Center
 
Gig Harbor Annual Tree Lighting and Arrival of Santa
Donkey Creek Park, Gig Harbor
 
Proctor District Holiday Fest
Proctor Neighborhood, Tacoma
 
Santa Parade in Sumner
Downtown Sumner
 
Santa Paws 2016
Tacoma Subaru
 
Santa Visits Old Town
Job Carr Cabin Museum, Tacoma
 
Santa Visits the Conservatory
W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, Tacoma
 
Santa Claus Sing-Along
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
 

December 4th

6th Ave Santa Parade
6th Ave Business District, Tacoma
 
A Victorian Country Christmas
Puyallup Fairgrounds
 
Festival of Trees 2016
Greater Tacoma Convention Center

 

December 6th

Holiday Tree Lighting in Fife
Fife City Hall

 

December 9th

Holiday Hayrides with Santa
Downtown Gig Harbor
 
Santa Visits Watson’s
Watson’s Greenhouse, Puyallup
 

December 10th

Holiday Hayrides with Santa
Downtown Gig Harbor
 
Santa at LeMay America’s Car Museum
LeMay America’s Car Museum
 
Santa’s Workshop
DuPont Historical Museum
 

December 11th

Santa at LeMay America’s Car Museum
LeMay America’s Car Museum
 
 

December 16th

Santa Visits Watson’s
Watson’s Greenhouse, Puyallup

 

December 17th

Breakfast with Santa and the Grinch
Portland Avenue Community Center, Tacoma
 
Santa at LeMay America’s Car Museum
LeMay America’s Car Museum

 

December 18th

Santa at LeMay America’s Car Museum
LeMay America’s Car Museum
 
Author: Calista Klein

As the Visitor Experience Coordinator for Travel Tacoma + Pierce County, Calista loves being on the front lines of visitor service. When not at the office, she's outdoors hiking, running, camping, or climbing, tasting dishes at new Pierce County restaurants, sampling local craft beer, or curling up with a cup of tea and a good Netflix show.

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